Nexus 5 Rumors: Device Makes an Appearance at Android 4.4 KitKat Unveiling

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    An image of a device that could be the LG Nexus 5
By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
September 4, 2013|8:47 am

The Nexus 5 made an appearance at Google's Android 4.4; KitKat statue unveiling that took place earlier this week.

A picture was sent by an anonymous tipster to Android Authority that attended the event. They also received a video taken from unveiling that shows people snapping pics celebrating with one of them holding an unidentified Nexus phone.

This device has the Nexus branding and is too small to be the Nexus 7. Google marked the video as private and the Android team has disabled sharing of the post. However, the video can still be seen through Mediafire. To watch please click here.

Some other recent rumors point to the smartphone being made by Motorola.

The new report by @evleaks involved a leak of a device that was originally thought to be an LG-made Nexus 5, but was now confirmed to be the LG Optimus L9 II.

The site tweeted out a picture of this handset and a message clarifying who will make the successor to the Nexus 4.

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"PSA: that "Nexus 5" is probably the LG Optimus L9 II. Nexus 5 (Nexus 4 v2) looks to be a Motorola handset," said @evleaks.

The site suggests in the message that the next-gen Nexus might end up being an updated version of the Nexus 4, instead of a Nexus 5 with a bigger display.

Previous reports have been conflicting regarding who will make the Nexus 5.

The Nexus 5 release date will be sometime in Oct. If LG ends up making it, it could feature similar specs to the company's G2.

This rumor originated from a report in South Korean media. The outlet claims the device will be priced around the same amount as its predecessor. This means it will retail somewhere around $299 and will come automatically unlocked.

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